csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old rating: Deep maroon color, nearly black, tons & tons of lacing. The aroma is that of cabernet/shiraz port wine. The initial flavor is sweet with a complex shiraz flavor, some warming alcohol, and roasted barley in the background.
stumpyiliz (135) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredible sweet and boozy. Thin looking pour, fast fading head. Roasty malts and alcohol on the palate. Good, but tastes like a schanpps.
RamyG4 (226) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours pitch black. Aroma is caramel, raisins, and alcohol. Taste is SWEET, easily the sweetest beer Iíve ever tasted, but somehow not terrible. Not a shred of bitterness, almost no roasted notes. Almost no carbonation. I would possibly sip on this again.
ben4321 (2990) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13, Imperial Stout Rating #100
Aroma: The nose is really sugary and sweet, with some caramel, toffee, and chocolate as well
Appearance: The pour of this beer is brown-black in color with absolutely no head or lace
Flavor: The taste is also just super sweet, a little oxidation, and just more sweetness on sweetness
Palate: The body is on the thicker side, with less heat then expected, and a bunch of stickiness
Thanks Paul! It was really cool to try this 10 year old bottle, and honestly was probably one of the highlights of the tasting for me, despite the fact that it was so sweet that it bordered on being hard to drink. Iím still really glad to have had a chance to try it.
blipp (4782) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Huge thanks to Paul for busting this one out. Pours black and flat. Super sweet and sugary, with caramel candy, lighter roasted malts, and dark fruits. I actually really enjoyed this. I could knock it for being so damn sweet, but in small doses, I really like sweet beers like this.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a clear brown to black with no head. Oxidization and isopropyl, a touch fishy. Medium to thick bodied, super sweet, loads of caramel and sugar. Almost cloying at times, but thanks to the age itís not alll that boozy. Sweet cooca, toast, warm alcohol. Chocolate, cocoa, warm roast, lots of sweet caramel toffee.
vtafro (1862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour no head. Maple and sweet flavors not overwhelmingly alcohol flavored. Aroma is daunting.
dogfish120love (722) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly sweet notes of sherry. Slight deteriated with notes of celery and cardboard. Incredibly sweet. Lat
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shared by Bill with some friends at Franks. Pitch black pour with virtually no head. Not much lacing to note either. Aromas and taste of soy sauce, caramel, toffee, light peat, chocolate, and figs. Full bodied with minimal carbonation if any. Very sticky. Honestly this wasnt that bad, about 10x better then any other world wide stout from the last 8 or 9 years which I know, isnt saying much but still. I can count on one hand the amount of good beers I have had from this brewer and this would be one. Thanks for sharing Bill.
ekstedt (4543) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle (355 ml), courtesy of marsiblursi. Black with no head. Sugary, alcoholic, some chocolate, coffee, raisnins and figs, but mostly sugar. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Mega sweet. Why?
_angst_ (1745) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours pitch black with no head worth mentioning. Smell is intense, sweet and boozy with roasted malts, alcohol, salty liquorice, glue, prunes, raisins in rum, sweet dark bread, leather, figs, dates, madeira wine, coffee, dark chocolate and Christmas fruitcake.†Taste is very sweet and slightly fruity with toasted malts, salty liquorice candy, alcohol, prunes, raisins in rum, leather, madeira wine, figs, dates, Christmas fruitcake, brandy, wood and port wine.†Mouthfeel is very sticky sweet, boozy, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is very sweet and tiny bitter with toasted malts, dates, prunes, raisins, alcohol, fruitcake, sweet liquorice candy and red apples. Way way way too much.